February 13, 2024

Maximizing the Potential of the MTZ-556 Assault Rifle in Modern Warfare 3

Liam Fletcher
Written byLiam FletcherWriter
Researched byHaruki NakamuraResearcher


The MTZ-556 assault rifle may not excel in long-range fights with its default loadout, but its high rate of fire makes it a formidable choice for up-close engagements in Modern Warfare 3. This makes it particularly valuable on tightly built maps like Favela and Skidrow.

Maximizing the Potential of the MTZ-556 Assault Rifle in Modern Warfare 3

Building the Perfect MTZ-556

Once you reach level 12 and unlock the MTZ-556, you can start customizing your weapon to maximize its potential. The key areas to focus on are damage, range, and recoil control.


  • Underbarrel: XRK Edge BW-4 Handstop
  • Barrel: MTZ Clinch Pro Barrel
  • Optic: MK. 3 Reflector
  • Stock: Bruen Archangel MK2
  • Rear Grip: Bruen TR-24 Assault Grip

These attachments enhance the weapon's performance in long-range and mid-range fights, improving accuracy and stability. However, they do come at the cost of movement speed. To counteract this, consider using a lighter stock.

Perks and Equipment

  • Vest: Demolition Vest
  • Handgun: WSP Stinger
  • Tactical: Flash Grenade
  • Lethal: Semtex or Drill Charge
  • Field Equipment: A.C.S. or Trophy System
  • Gloves: Quick-Grip Gloves
  • Boots: Covert Sneakers
  • Gear: Mission Control Comlink

The choice of gear depends on your preferred playstyle. If you prefer long-range combat, the WSP Stinger handgun can help clear rooms up close, and the Quick-Grip Gloves allow for quick weapon switching. The Mission Control gear is ideal for quickly obtaining killstreaks. For close-range and mid-range combat, consider using the Infantry Vest to boost your Tactical Sprint duration and decrease refresh time. Combine this with Commando Gloves for faster reloading.


With the right attachments, perks, and equipment, the MTZ-556 can be a formidable weapon in Modern Warfare 3. Practice with this loadout and you'll be able to hold your own against even the most skilled MCW assault rifle users in Ranked Play or casual matches.

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Liam Fletcher
Liam Fletcher

Liam "CyberScribe" Fletcher, a Kiwi with a flair for fast-paced gameplay and articulate narratives, has emerged as a prominent voice at EsportRanker. Diving deep into the esports universe, Liam crafts comprehensive reviews, strategic insights, and captivating tales from behind the screens.

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